KGET news director confronts car thief

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A suspected car thief was caught off guard when he was confronted in a parking lot. 

17 News photographer Lee Ortlieb had his car stolen Wednesday. He reported it to the sheriff’s department, posted pictures of the car on social media and did anything he could to spread the word. Lucky for him, those efforts worked. 

News director, Michael Trihey, came across the car Saturday and confronted the man driving it. His wife captured the interaction in the Valley Plaza Mall parking structure. Trihey called 9-1-1 and the man took off. 

Ortlieb got the car back, but no arrests have been made. If you have any information call KCSO at 861-3110.

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